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"You dare to defy me, wretched fool!"
— Greed

Greed (グリード Gurīdo?) is a fictional character in Namco's Soul series of fighting games. He is a special "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge on Soulcalibur III Tales of Souls , in which he steals all the player's gained money up until that point if he wins the battle, and also an unlockable Bonus Character. He represents the "Kunai" Create-a-Soul discipline.


Greed is part of a mysterious and secretive organization of thieves that works in the shadows. Many of his personal details remain a mystery, even his real name as he is always referred to simply as "Greed."

Being a thief, he stalks his prey from the shadows and takes their goods and money from them. He seems to enjoy the act of killing more than stealing, and is always in search of more victims.

He is referred to as "Number Four" within his organization and views his colleague Miser as a rival. His group opposes Yoshimitsu's Manjitou.

He is quickly defeated by Heishiro Mitsurugi prior to the events of Soulcalibur IV when he tries to rob him of his fragment of Soul Edge.



Greed does not have a stage of his own, though he can be found on Tales of Souls in the following stages as a "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge: Sacred Mt. Fuji - Lava Bed, Lotus Garden, Jurakudai Villa, Battle in the Strait, Kunpaetku Shrine Ruin, Ling Sheng-Su Temple Ruin and Underground Buddhist Sanctum.


  • Where, where do you want me to cut you?
  • Ge he he're a live one.
  • Very well, I shall gladly kill you.
  • I've had quite enough, Die already!
  • You dare to defy me, wretched fool?
  • So, that's the best you can do...
  • Ke he he, it looks like you can still fight.
  • Does it hurt?
  • Are you angry?
  • So slow.
  • You imbecile.
  • Suffer.
  • This is boring.
  • Writhe in agony.
  • Darkness take you.
  • I'll have to torture you slowly. - Taunt
  • Such a disgrace. - Taunt
  • What?
  • Dammit.


  • Greed appears only against female characters.
  • Greed's entire costume is made from Create-a-Fighter parts. He has no original parts or features.
  • Greed's Destined Battle during Quick Play is Voldo.
  • Greed's weapon, Kunai x2, are available to create-a-characters of the ninja and assassin classes.
  • Greed appears in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny as a created character in Quick Match. He uses Taki's moveset and her Kagenui weapon due to the lack of the Kunai discipline.
  • Greed's hair style is similar to that of Jin Kazama from the Tekken series.
  • Greed (against female characters) rarely appears at Water Mill Valley, Proving Grounds and usually Valentine Mansion as an extra stage during "Prepare to Defend Yourself" challenge at certain conditions on Tales of Souls from Soulcalibur III.


  • Is from the same organization as Miser.
  • Is an enemy of Yoshimitsu.
  • Was killed by Mitsurugi.

Series' Appearances


Soul Calibur lll

Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny

Universal Fighting System


Soulcalibur Playable Characters
Introduced in Soul Edge CervantesHwangInfernoLi LongMitsurugiRockSeong Han-myeongSeong Mi-naSiegfriedSophitiaTakiVoldo
Introduced in Soulcalibur ArthurAstarothEdge MasterIvyKilikLizardmanMaxiNightmareXianghuaYoshimitsu
Introduced in Soulcalibur II AssassinBerserkerCassandraCharadeHeihachiLinkNecridRaphaelSpawnTalimYun-seong
Introduced in Soulcalibur III AbeliaAbyssAmyAureliaChesterDemuthGirardotGreedLynetteLunaMiserOlcadanRevenantSetsukaStrife AstlarTiraValeriaZasalamel
Introduced in Soulcalibur Legends Lloyd Irving
Introduced in Soulcalibur IV AlgolAngol FearThe ApprenticeAshlotteDarth VaderHildeKamikirimusiScheherazadeShuraYoda
Story only: AzolaGerhildeHelmwigeShadow
Introduced in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny DampierreKratos
Introduced in Soulcalibur V Devil JinEzio AuditoreElysiumLeixiaNatsuPatroklos (α Patroklos)Pyrrha (Pyrrha Ω)ViolaXibaZ.W.E.I.
Introduced in Soulcalibur VI 2BAzwelGeralt of RiviaGrøhHaohmaru
Bonus characters
Soulcalibur II LizardmanAssassinBerserker
Soulcalibur III AbeliaArthurAureliaRevenantGreedMiserValeriaHualinLynetteGirardotLunaDemuthChesterStrife
Soulcalibur IV Angol FearScheherazadeShuraAshlotteKamikirimusi
Soulcalibur V Devil Jin (Katsuhiro Harada)